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  1. Apple WWDC events take over downtown San JoseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 5 | The Almaden Resident

    The crowds gather for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEner= y Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, June 5, 2017. =20 If you stop by the Hotel De Anza's Hedley Club Lounge this week, you'll notice a new drink being served: The Apple Sidecar.

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  2. City leaders hope project will spur high-rise development and the downtown economy.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    For nearly 60 years, it was the downtown hub for intercity bus trippers, but soon it will be a pair of new high-rises that thousands of people will call home. The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved permits and environmental studies for a project that will replace the former Greyhound Lines station at 70 S. Almaden Avenue with two residential towers.

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  3. May 25 Letters: Team effort enabled Caltrain electrification victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | The Campbell Reporter

    Our region's recent success in securing federal matching funds to electrify Caltrain is an incredible win for Silicon Valley and beyond: With electrification, Caltrain will be 97 percent cleaner, 15 percent faster, quieter, smoother and nearly doubles passenger capacity from 62,000 weekday passenger trips to more than 110,000. Yet like any success, many hands lighten the load.

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  4. Pizarro: Hank Cocaa s legacy lives on in downtown San JoseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Hank Coca, who opened his downtown furniture store in 1957 at the corner of Santa Clara and Third streets, died April 29, 2017, at age 85. Hank Coca died at age 85 on April 29, but he leaves a strong legacy in the downtown San Jose furniture store that bears his name. If you wonder how strong, consider this: Downtown San Jose was in its Golden Age when Coca opened the store, then called Furniture Discount Warehouse, on the corner of Santa Clara and Third streets in 1957.

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  5. Downtown San Jose property buys portend mega tech campusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Conceptual images show a tech campus proposed for downtown San Jose by realty firm Trammel Crow, with the SAP center visible on the left. Trammel Crow and other realty investors have gobbled up large and small parcels in downtown San Jose - spending over $70 million - in an area that could create one or more mega-campuses near Diridon Station for tech giants.

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  6. Herhold: The best local decisions of the last 50 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Never let it be said that this column lacks all balance: Today, a week after examining the worst, I'm covering the half-dozen best decisions by local government leaders over the last 50 years. These come in no particular order: REBUILDING MOUNTAIN VIEW DOWNTOWN - When I covered the City of Mountain View in 1978, downtown Castro Street consisted largely of Chinese restaurants, a few old-line businesses, and a high-rise patrolled by dogs .

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  7. Roadshow: Downtown San Jose parking spots are disappearingRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Q As more high-rise buildings are being built in downtown San Jose, more street-level parking lots are disappearing. I saw a building plan, and all of the street parking lots except the one across from the California Theater have been sold, and high-rise buildings are planned.

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  8. Pizarro: San Josea s Fountain Alley gets a Sharks teal makeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Amy Anderson of the San Jose Downtown Association plants flowers in a teal-colored planter in Fountain Alley in San Jose on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as part of a makeover funded by the Sharks Foundation. We're all bummed about the Sharks' early exit from the NHL playoffs, but the Sharks Foundation is still doing its part to paint the town teal.

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  9. Pizarro: San Jose braces for wildest weekend everRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Fans in "Star Wars" cosplay, featured here at last year's inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, are expected to be in abundance at this year's event on April 21-23, 2017, in downtown San Jose. If you're looking for a relaxing weekend, you might want to head for the hills.

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  10. a All for his queena : Family mourns man killed while driving daughter to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | The Almaden Resident

    Darwin Ortega and Shatel Gadsden comfort one another at an impromptu memorial as family and friends gather at Park Avenue and McEvoy Street in San Jose, Calif., April 4, 2017 near the crash site where Bornking Moseley was killed Mar. 31 while driving his daughter to school when his car collided with a big rig backing into a construction site. The 10-year-old girl survived.

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  11. New highrise hotel slated for downtown San JoseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Downtown San Jose is slated to land a new 24-story hotel, in a project that will blend a gleaming tower with a historic hotel and add nearly 300 lodging rooms to the city's urban core. The new 279-room hotel will be named The Tribute Hotel San Jose, a recently created flag of the Marriott hotel chain.

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  12. Sen. Beall honors women of Silicon ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Photograph by Jasmine Leyva Senator Jim Beall honors six Silicon Valley women at the annual District 15 Women of the Year event on March 16 held at the district office in Campbell. From left to right: Montserrat Ayala, Courtney Cooper, Sen. Jim Beall, Hermelinda Sapien, Sylvia and Serena Alvarez, and Helen Hayashi.

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  13. Pizarro: Opera San Jose stars shine at scholarship benefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Accompanied by pianist Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, Opera San Jose singers Kirk Dougherty, left, and Matthew Hanscom performed at the San Jose Woman's Club's "Opera With the Stars" luncheon on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The San Jose Woman's Club in downtown San Jose was filled with song Thursday afternoon - opera, to be exact - and maybe it would surprise you to know that the voices doing the singing were in the lower registers - baritone and tenor.

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  14. San Jose: Two charged with murder in bar stabbing of Little League presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    The infield is filled with friends and family of Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

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  15. Cinequest opens with emotion-charged comedy, 'The Last Word'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    The 27th Cinequest film festival, which opened at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, runs through March 12. Cinequest got off to a great start as hundreds of people packed the California Theatre as the film festival kicked off its 13-day run with "The Last Word," an emotionally-charged independent comedy that showcases legendary actress Shirley MacLaine . The film features MacLaine as a cantankerous former ad agency executive who pushes Amanda Seyfried , who plays a newspaper obituary writer, to write an obit that softens her hard edges considerably.

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  16. Herhold: Downtown transit changes comingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The VTA is planning to replace the free DASH shuttle in downtown San Jose with a new 500 bus on Santa Clara street that will charge regular fares Brenda Gregory is a petite, outspoken woman, a retired office worker who depends on the bus to get around after two foot surgeries. I met her the other day on the free downtown DASH line as she was attempting to gather signatures opposing the proposed changes in service by the Valley Transportation Authority.

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  17. San Jose City Council to reconsider club inside Bella MiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Almaden Resident

    After being accused of violating open meeting laws by privately lining up votes to deny a nightclub project last year, the City Council tonight will reconsider allowing a lounge inside the vacant Bella Mia site - with new members who may be more inclined to approve it. Downtown business owner Jenny Wolfes in March 2015 applied for a permit to serve alcohol and play music until 2 a.m. inside the old Bella Mia Restaurant at 58 South 1st Street.

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  18. Luxury apartment complex for millennials opens in downtown San JoseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    An $88 million luxury apartment complex with ground-floor retail space has opened in downtown's trendy SoFa District. Known as The Pierce - and billed as a "luxury rental community" - the mixed-use development has 232 residences, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-bedroom and two-bath townhomes.

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  19. San Jose trio reportedly circled parking lots seeking women walking alone.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police have arrested a trio suspected of at least nine drive-by purse snatchings targeting Asian women in shopping-center parking lots throughout the city, including one instance where a victim was seriously injured after being dragged by their getaway car. Robbery detectives with the San Jose Police Department believe there could be more victims who might not have come forward because they were able to get away, or were targeted in other cities, Sgt.

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  20. Cinequest extends its reach beyond San Jose, filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Jane Lynch will receive a Maverick Spirit Award on March 11 as part of this year's Cinequest Film and VR Festival. The festival runs Feb. 28-March 12 at various venues in San Jose and Redwood City.

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